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Keri-Ann Smith

Psychologist

Keri-Ann has been a registered psychologist since 2011 and has worked in forensic, government and private practice roles. She has extensive experience and skills in therapeutic intervention (individual and group therapy), forensic assessment, report writing, training and consultation.

Keri-Ann offers therapy to adults and young people (10y+), using a client-centred, trauma-informed and strengths-based approach. She has a warm and open personality and likes to use humour to help her clients feel at ease. Keri-Ann provides short, medium and long-term therapy, depending on the needs and goals of the individual, with the aim of creating meaningful and lasting change in their lives and relationships.

Keri-Ann has highly specialised skills in family and domestic violence and understands the complexities of this issue for both survivors and abusers. This is a key area of interest for her, and she is able to provide specialised therapy to adult and child survivors of FDV. Keri-Ann can also help anyone who feels their behaviour towards loved ones is unsafe and wants to make changes.

Keri-Ann is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for adults, children and teens, which is a specific technique for addressing trauma. She is experienced in using this to assist clients recovering from single trauma experiences (e.g., motor vehicle accident), and more complex trauma that often involves multiple events over time (e.g., childhood trauma experiences). Keri-Ann has even used this technique to assist in addressing chronic depressed mood, and more recently, addictive behaviour.

Other areas of experience and interest include:

  • Anxiety (incl. Panic attacks; OCD etc)

  • Depression

  • Childhood trauma

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Stress management

  • Supportive counselling

 

Keri-Ann has experience in a range of evidence-based modalities including, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, EMDR, Imagery Rescripting, Polyvagal Theory, Play Therapy, and Mindfulness.

Keri-Ann consults Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at Queensgate Psychology Centre. 

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